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online series


Dr. Adriana Popescu and Lauren Polly will explore how you can take care of your patients/clients while also taking care of yourself.

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In this series, we'll teach you how to use simple but powerful holistic techniques and practices to release stress and trauma.

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We'll also address meditation and exercises that you can use to keep yourself calm and centered during moments of stress in the work field.

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Step fully into caregiving with passion, purpose, and taking care of the most important person in this profession: You!


september 12th!

The live calls will happen every Monday from September 12th to October 17th
from 6:00 - 7:00pm PT - Click here to see your time & date

Register Here
Creating Relationships That Work: One-Day Workshop
Creating Relationships That Work: One-Day Workshop
May 06, 2023, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Avery Lane,
505-A San Marin Dr, Novato, CA 94945, USA



WEEK 1: self-care for the care-giver

How to care for YOU while caring for others. Learn mindset shifts and lifestyle hacks for on-the-job stress relief.     

WEEK 2: calming the nervous system

How to use emotional first aid tools to calm the nervous system and get out of fight-flight-freeze responses to become calm, neutral, and grounded.

WEEK 3: meditation

How to tune inward to turn outward more fully. Learn 3 simple meditation techniques that you can use in 5–10-minute breaks to re-set and re-charge.  

WEEK 4: tapping

How to use EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to release stress and trauma, calm your nervous system, and balance your energy.

WEEK 5: yoga

How to use your body to relax your mind. Learn yoga poses for releasing trauma, stress, and deeply ingrained patterns.

WEEK 6: integration

How to apply the tools presented to real-life situations, Q&A, group and individual processing of specific stressors.





Dr. Adriana Popescu

Dr. Adriana Popescu is the Founder and CEO of Firebird Healing. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and empowerment coach with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She is also a certified hypnotherapist, Brainspotting practitioner, Access Consciousness® Facilitator, and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) Practitioner, having discovered that Energy Psychology provides incredibly powerful tools to identify and eliminate the deep-rooted causes of suffering and distress. Over the past 20 years, Adriana has developed a specialty in treating addictions and co-occurring orders, particularly trauma. She has been a program director at a number of treatment programs in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently the Clinical Director at Avery Lane, an innovative treatment program that incorporates the tools of Energy Psychology and other holistic therapies in its treatment for women with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders and trauma. Adriana has contributed to a number of books and book chapters, including TJ Woodward's Conscious Being, Conscious Recovery for Addiction, Conscious Recovery for Mental Health, and Conscious Creation workbooks. She has a private practice in San Francisco and travels around the world speaking, coaching, and facilitating transformational and empowering workshops. She also hosts a fascinating podcast called Kaleidoscope of Possibilities – Alternative Perspectives on Mental Health. Adriana loves to bring the most innovative and effective tools to her work, empowering people to overcome their imagined limitations, release their self-judgments, and discover the brilliance within – creating a life of infinite possibilities.

Lauren Polly

Lauren Polly, MEd, CCC-SLP, RYT, is the founder of the Mental Wealth Movement, multi-award-winning author of The Other Side of Bipolar, and medical Speech-Language Pathologist. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Virginia in Communication Disorders with a focus in Speech and Language Pathology in 2005. She has worked in America’s top hospitals since that time, where she eventually ran the speech therapy department. Lauren interweaves her communication therapy skills with her yoga, meditation and energy transformation training to provide cutting-edge content focused on un-locking the unorthodox talent of the neuro-emotional divergent population. In her book, The Other Side of Bipolar, Lauren shares her own personal journey of receiving a bipolar diagnosis and how we can change other mental illness labels into empowering gifts for people who are diagnosed, their families, and the professionals who support them. Her mission in life is to help others thrive beyond their labels, reclaim their innate gifts and blaze a unique trail in the world. Meet Lauren at

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